Boulogne's wind farm plans
The port of Boulogne-sur-Mer, France’s largest fishing port, is owned by the Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie Côte d’Opale, one of the FLIP partners. In November 2013, the Transport Minister of Boulogne-sur-Mer (Pas-de-Calais) Frédéric Cuvillier gave his support to a new project for a 500-MW offshore wind park. The company WPD, which already has two wind farms in Normandy, has recently presented its 80 turbine scheme for Boulogne-sur-Mer, where it would eventually create direct jobs. Through FLIP, the CCI Côte d’Opale will investigate how to reshape the port infrastructure to service effectively the offshore wind industry and, especially, its operation and maintenance equipment.